Mariah Carey Rocks Fishnets, No Engagement Ring During Night Out With Backup Dancer
By Alex Ungerman
Mariah Carey has ditched her engagement ring.
The 46-year-old singer was spotted out in West Hollywood, California, on Saturday night, rocking fishnets, a mini-skirt, and a cleavage-baring lace-up top for dinner out with friends at celeb hot spot Catch LA. As for that ring finger, it was covered in a bling-tastic butterfly, a Carey trademark.
Carey also used the outing to break her social media silence, making her first post since splitting from fiance James Packer. The pic shows the 46-year-old diva leaning in close to her friend and manager, Stella Bulochnikov, along with the semi-crytpic caption, "#realfriends who don't read Woman's Day #wedontknowyou. We love you #Australianlambs."
The "We Belong Together" appears to be referring to a story in the aforementioned magazine that she had been dumped by Packer.
It wasn't just a girls night out, however. Bryan Tanaka -- the backup dancer who's been put in the middle of Carey's split from Packer, and whom she was spotted out with in Malibu, California, earlier this week -- was there as well, and the two even left together.
An eyewitness told ET that Carey arrived with Tanaka in her Escalade around 10:45, with Bulochnikov, another friend, and two bodyguards also in her entourage. After spending about three hours at Catch LA, the singer and backup dancer, along with the bodyguards, left together. "Mariah was in a very good mood," the eyewitness said, noting they didn't see any PDA between the pair. "She seemed like she wanted to be seen with Bryan Tanaka."
While Carey's rep told ET that she and Packer, were "trying to work it out" after a fight in Greece last month, a source told ET on Friday that the two have broken up.
Meanwhile, a separate source told ET on Friday that it's "very unlikely Mariah and James will patch things up." However, the source does say that Tanaka is not the cause of their troubles.
"The backup dancer and Mariah are just close friends," the source explained. "He is not a reason for any issues between Mariah and James. It’s no secret that Mariah loves having a big entourage around."